The bipartisan infrastructure law made billions of dollars available to electric cooperatives and other stakeholders to implement vehicle electrification solutions in the communities they serve. The electric vehicle consortium operated by NRECA Research is a network of electric cooperatives that have implemented or are planning to implement a variety of electric transportation programs. This consortium is working with federal agencies, foundations and vendors to provide homegrown electric transportation solutions in rural America.
Where Are Co-ops Participating?
More than 85 electric cooperatives in 38 states have already joined the effort to increase vehicle electrification in rural America.
The Consortium Supports Electric Cooperatives as They:
- Focus on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in rural and low-income communities.
- Create education-based programs to inform consumers, dealers and policymakers on the value of electric transportation.
- Explore options for fleets, transit bus, school bus and medium/heavy duty truck adoption and charging solutions.
- Demonstrate unique programs that utilize technologies to improve grid reliability.
For co-ops interested in joining this consortium, please visit the cooperative.com infrastructure consortia section (login-required).
NRECA Coverage: Electric Cooperatives Are Leaders in EVs
- Maryland Co-op Begins Extensive Electric Vehicle Charging Network
- Co-ops Create Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Upper Midwest
- Co-op Program Will Rate, Educate Car Dealers On Electric Vehicles
- N.C. Co-ops Invest $1 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
- EV Car Club: Tennessee Co-op’s Idea Will Serve as National Pilot Project
- Podcast: EV Uptake in Rural America
- Co-ops Are Working to Solve the EV Infrastructure Puzzle
- ‘Proving the Concept’: Roanoke Electric Tests Innovative EV-to-Grid Charger
Header Photo Courtesy of Joey Calabrese/Holy Cross Energy